Education Briefs |

Education Briefs

Angela Kay Grass, daughter of Warren and Tami Hays of Glenwood Springs, was awarded a bachelors degree in studio art with a minor and licensure in elementary education at Colorado College in December. The college honored all graduates for the 2005-06 academic year at its annual commencement on May 22.Grass was the president of the Colorado College chapter of the Mortar Board National Honor Society during her senior year. Additionally, she was involved in dance, choir, rock climbing, intramural sports and the Catholic Community at Colorado College. Her achievements include graduating cum laude with distinction in Art, the Mary Chenowyth Award in Art for her entrepreneurial spirit, and the Outstanding Student in Education Award.For the summer, Grass is employed at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in Colorado Springs as an artist assistant and at the Glenwood Springs Recreation Department as a Kid Kamp coordinator.

Merida Zerbi, daughter of Victor Zerbi and Sandra Barnett of Glenwood Springs, has graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a juris doctor (law) degree. She also earned the William O. DeSouchet Award for outstanding trial advocacy and represented the law school in mock trials.She is currently living in Boulder and preparing to take the Colorado Bar Exam.Merida graduated from Glenwood Springs High School in 1997.

Marina J. Daniel, daughter of Andras and Renee Daniel of Glenwood Springs, graduated from The Citadel Military College in South Carolina on May 6, 2006. She graduated as cadet second lieutenant with a gold star and magna cum laude, bachelor of science in business administration. She was elected to the Whos Who of American College Students in 2006, and she was a member of The Citadel Honor Society.She will continue her career in accounting in Charlotte, N.C.Marina graduated from Colorado Rocky Mountain School in 2002.

The 11th annual Hot Springs Higher Education Scholarship was awarded to Casey Beauchamp and Manon Jacob, both outstanding graduating seniors and also part-time employees at the Hot Springs Lodge & Pool. The scholarship, established in 1995, awards $8,000 per year to students who meet particular criteria determined by the committee. Casey Beauchamp, son of Gene and Alice Beauchamp, resides in Silt and has excelled in yoga, dance and competitive swimming. He is also a lifeguard, teaches at various dance studios and volunteers at the Colorado Youth Recovery Center and the Rifle Yoga Studio. Beauchamp plans to attend Naropa University in Boulder. Manon Jacob, daughter of Todd and Janet Jacob of Glenwood Springs, has served as an executive officer in Future Business Leaders of America, is active in Girl Scouts, has participated in DECA competitions, and has lettered in swimming, soccer, drama, and band at Glenwood Springs High School. She works as a lifeguard and at Corner Kick; volunteers at Vacation Bible School and Advocate Safehouse; and drives for the Elderly Carpool on Sundays. Jacob is enrolled at Harding University in Searcy, Ark., to study professional sales and Spanish.To help with college expenses, each will receive $1,000 per year for four years to use toward tuition.

The application deadline for the Roaring Fork Leadership Class of 2007 program is May 26. Applications are available online at The annual program develops new skills to apply in common situations and develops new, lasting relationships. Roaring Fork Leadership is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing skills and relationships to transform individuals into engaged citizens.

The Cliff Browning Memorial Scholarship is proud to announce Glenwood Springs High School sophomore Brooke Lockard as the winner of this years Outward Bound Scholarship. Every year, the scholarship provides full tuition with gear for a GSHS student to attend a 22-day Colorado Outward Bound course. Brooke is the youngest candidate to be selected for this award she is also the fifth candidate to be selected since the program was started by the Browning family in 2001. The Browning family congratulates Brooke and wishes her an extraordinary journey during her Outward Bound adventure.

Glenwood Springs High School senior John Hoban has been awarded the prestigious Hazel Woodruff Memorial Scholarship to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder. Only one of these full scholarships is offered by CU-Boulder each year and is based on high academics, leadership and community service. Hoban plans to study history and education to become a history teacher in the future. He is the son of Ann and Michael Hoban of Glenwood Springs.

Spencer Austin-Martin, a junior at the University of Colorado-Boulder majoring in international affairs, was named to the deans list for the fall semester, maintaining a grade point average above 3.75. Spencer is studying Japanese and Chinese as part of his degree program. He has been selected by the CU Study Abroad Program to study in Japan next year at the Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka. Spencer is a 2000 graduate of Yampah Mountain High School and served for four years in the United States Marine Corps. Spencer is the son of George and Linda Austin-Martin of Glenwood Springs.

Alec Herrera is a 10-year-old Kathryn Senor Elementary School student in New Castle. Alec is the son of Adam and Tricia (Mathews) Herrera of Silt. Alec is being recognized for having three straight years with perfect attendance. His total days absent between kindergarten and first grade was less than 10 days. Alec has received a perfect attendance plaque for each year he has had perfect attendance. He will graduate from fourth grade with the rest of his class on Friday and will start middle school in August.

Many families often show their appreciation to the wonderful teachers and staff at their childrens school. With one quick phone call you can honor a teacher by having a donation to the Family Resource Centers made in their honor. Proceeds from your tax-deductible donation go right back to the kids in the Re-1 school district for medical, dental, vision, mental health services, tutoring, enrichment activities and much more.For more information, contact Nancy La Joy, 384-5694. The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers are a nonprofit arm of the Roaring Fork School District.

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